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Lacrosse: North Feature Athlete - Hampton’s Brad Gable

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Brad Gable
High School: Hampton
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Lacrosse
Position: Defense

Background: Brad is a three-year starter and is a captain for the defending WPIAL champion Talbots. He was a tight end and linebacker for the Hampton football team. He will attend Clarion University where he has signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Golden Eagles.

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Girls Basketball: Hampton draws powerhouse Villa Maria

Written by Joe Koch on .

Hampton High's girls basketball team will face a big challenge when the Talbots meet District 10 champion Villa Maria in a second-round PIAA Class AAA girls basketball game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sharon High School.

Both teams enjoyed convincing first-round victories this past Saturday. While the Talbots got 13 points from Jenna Lafko and pulled away from District 9 champion Punxsutawney in the second half to earn a 41-29 victory, Villa Maria raced to a 21-point halftime lead and coasted to a 57-31 victory over two-time defending PIAA champion Blackhawk.

Villa Maria has done little wrong this season. And the 26-0 Victors showed that quality again against Blackhawk as Anna Sweny led Villa Maria with 18 points. Jennifer Oduho added 11.

The winner of this game meets the winner of another second-round game between WPIAL champion South Fayette and District 10 runner-up Mercyhurst. The Talbots and the Victors will get a first-hand look at these two teams as their game takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sharon High School.

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Gymnastics: Two titles in first three years for fledgling Hampton program

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Hampton has to be wondering why it took so long to start a WPIAL gymnastics program. In just their third year of existence, the Talbots captured their second title at the WPIAL championships held at Moon Area High School. It was back-to-back titles this season for the Hampton program that is now two for three in winning titles in its existence, what surely is the best championship winning percentage in a program's history among WPIAL sports.

Hampton tallied 144.250 points to fend off the host Tigers who had 141 points. North Allegheny, a team who has won some back-to-back titles of its own, was third with 139.425 points. North Allegheny freshman Alicia Hinnebusch captured the all-around title in the advanced division with an all-around score of 37.475 points, she was third in the vault, fifth in the uneven bars, second in the floor exercise and first on the balance beam.

Hampton rode a wave of strong routines in the floor exercise, parallel bars and vault to overcome lackluster performances on the balance beam. Leading the way for Hampton was Katrina Jones who placed second in the all-around competition with 36.975 points. Her teammate, Ali Sullivan was fifth overall with 35.975 points.

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Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Hampton junior Daniel White

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Daniel White

School: Hampton

Grade: 11

Sport: Hockey

 

Background: Was selected to play in the PIHL Class AA all-star game this season where he notched a goal and an assist. Leads the Talbots with 19 assists and is second on the team with 34 points. Has a 12-goal and 20-point improvement from last season.  

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Photo Journal: Boys Basketball WPIAL AAA QF - Hampton vs. Highlands (Feb. 19)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Hampton and Highlands met in the WPIAL AAA Quarterfinals at Fox Chapel High School, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. The game was fast paced and very physical, with Highlands taking the lead early.  Hampton fought hard to close the gap, but Highlands maintained and won 62-50.

click here to see video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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